Who is at risk of getting measles?

Anyone who has not been vaccinated and was born after Jan. 1, 1957 is at high risk of getting measles.

Babies under 12 months old are at risk because they are too young to be vaccinated.  People who cannot receive vaccine because of medical conditions or who have weakened immune systems are also at risk of getting measles. It is important for healthy people to be vaccinated against measles to help protect people who cannot get the vaccine.

People who have had two doses of the MMR vaccine are 97% protected against measles.

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1. What should I do if I’m not sure whether or not I’m immune to measles?
2. Who is at risk of getting measles?
3. How long is a person with measles contagious?
4. What if someone in my family might have measles?
5. What are the signs and symptoms of measles?
6. Isn’t measles rare in the US?
7. How serious is measles?
8. How does measles spread?
9. How is measles treated?
10. How is measles prevented?
11. Where can I get more information about measles?
12. What is the measles vaccine?
13. Who should get the measles vaccine (MMR vaccine)?
14. Where can I get the measles vaccine?
15. How do I pay for the measles vaccine?
16. Could I still get measles if I’ve been fully vaccinated?
17. Do I need a booster vaccine?
18. Is the measles vaccine safe?
19. Can you get measles from someone who has recently been vaccinated?
20. How soon can a new baby get vaccinated against measles?
21. My baby is under 12 months old. What should I do since they are too young for the MMR vaccine?
22. Should pregnant women get the measles vaccine (MMR)?
23. My family member has a weakened immune system. What should we do to make sure they are protected?
24. I’m traveling to another country. Do I need to get the measles vaccine (MMR)?